At Capitol Sheds, we specialize in horse barns that are built to your
exact specifications, whether you need horse barns in Fauquier or horse barns in
Spotsylvania, Culpeper or Stafford.
If you want to build a custom horse barn, here are some key considerations:
Weather and convenience are the two major factors that go into
building a horse barn. Think about where prevailing winds come from in the area
and make sure the barn is situated for maximum protection. Placement should
also consider sunlight so the barn doesn't get too hot, making for a dangerous
and uncomfortable situation for your animals.
Your horse barn should also be placed on high, dry ground so that it
will require less maintenance, but also conveniently placed for easy access by
foot and for vehicles.
Horse barn sizing is quite complex and requires balancing multiple
factors, including the size and number of horses you will be housing in the
barn. Consider how many stalls you need and what size those stalls should be.
Also consider the space needed to move your horses around the barn, both in
their stalls and in the other areas. This is a key concept that Capitol Sheds
can help you determine. It will also be dependent on how much space you have
available, but the safety and comfort of your horses and yourself should always
be the top priority.
In general, horse barn materials need to be resilient and functional
at every turn, from flooring to walls and posts. Many people building horse
barns in Fauquier and the surrounding
areas use metal siding for added resilience and less maintenance, but wooden
materials are also quite popular. It’s about balancing your budget with your
Flooring can range from packed dirt to rubber mats or granular base
materials. Since the floors require the most amount of attention, you will
likely want a material that is easy to clean and comfortable for your animals.
Hard concrete is fine for walkways, for example, but you will want something
softer for stalls.
4. The Future
Are you a budding horse enthusiast who will likely have more horses in
the future? Are you looking to breed horses? Do you have a couple of horses and will likely not have more? Most people design horse barns in Culpeper and
nearby areas with only the present in mind. You should, however, build a barn
that you can continue using for years to come and that can adapt to your
Capitol Sheds specializes in custom barns for your property and animals. We can work directly
with you to ensure that your horse barn, whether it’s horse barns in Culpeper or horse barns in Stafford or the surrounding areas, is safe, comfortable, affordable and perfect for
your animals. Your horses, after all, deserve the best. Contact us today to
start working on your dream horse barn!